He began his career as a studio session guitarist in London and went on to be a member of The Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968, after which he founded the band Led Zeppelin.
Page is unquestionably one of the all-time most influential, important, and versatile guitarists and songwriters in rock history.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #3 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as a member of The Yardbirds (1992) and once as a member of Led Zeppelin (1995).
Page was quoted to say: “Many people think of me as just a riff guitarist, but I think of myself in broader terms… As a producer I would like to be remembered as someone who was able to sustain a band of unquestionable individual talent, and push it to the forefront during its working career. I think I really captured the best of our output, growth, change and maturity on tape — the multifaceted gem that is Led Zeppelin.” – 1993 Guitar World Magazine Interview.
By the way… Jimmy Page is reputed to own over 1,500 guitars!
Happy Birthday Jimmy!